For Web Developers

Maintenance-free Text Only links on your pages


Textise offers an easy method for creating real-time text-only versions of web pages without having to create and maintain separate code. Just include the following in your pages:


<a href="javascript:location.href = '' + escape(escape(location.href))" class="cTextise">Text-Only Version</a>

If you’d like the text only page to appear in a new tab or page, use:


<a href="javascript:var url = '' + escape(escape(location.href));var win =, '_blank');win.focus();" class="cTextise">Text-Only Version</a>

The Textise web service

Alternatively, the core Textise code is exposed as a web service:


Replace with a URL of your choice, add your GUID* and you’re off. The final 5 params have been implemented for Textise Pro and should be left as is for normal use, but feel to free to experiment with them. strContent, for example, allows you to send a string of HTML for conversion rather than a URL.

linkStyle values are as follows:


0 = "Textised" links (lead to text-only pages)
1 = "Original" links (lead to non-Textised pages)
2 = All links converted to plain text

From an IDE like Visual Studio, you’ll need to add a web reference to the service:


*If you don’t have a GUID, write to me via the Contact Page, with some details on how to intend to use the web service, and I’ll send you one.

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